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([2.1] Mett's Expanded Top Bar)
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Dec 7, 2017 @ 12:21pm
May 29, 2018 @ 11:14am
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([2.1] Mett's Expanded Top Bar)

It's always bothered me that at any resolution above 1080p there's basically tons of available space on the top bar for the buttons that are collapsed under "more", so I've made a mod to expand them out onto the main bar.

Lots and lots of credit to Kurim, who made the Steam Workshop cover and edited the icons to match the style of the contacts, situation log, and research buttons and provided the main.gfx edit to allow them to display on-hover color changes. My version prior to that was pretty ugly, so thanks Kurim, you're the best!

I've intentionally designed this as a compatibility patch for Dr. Maple's UI Overhaul 1080p Plus, so there will be no incompatibility issues there, but I can't promise the same for any other mod that edits the stellaris/interface/main.gui file. This means that mods like Dark UI probably won't work unless you also use UI Overhaul 1080p Plus and the compatibility patch for dark UI, in which case it does work.

It also seems to work standalone on my screen at least (which is 1920 x 1080) even if UI Overhaul 1080p Plus isn't installed, but again, I can't guarantee anything for other screen resolutions.

Also, for anyone with a resolution smaller than 1920x1080, I recommend Kurim's Expanded Double Row Topbar. It does basically the same thing as this mod, but splits the top bar into two rows rather than one, allowing it to work with smaller resolutions.

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mettpawwz  [author] Dec 18, 2018 @ 5:45am 
@MacEnow, no problem at all. I'm glad it made the game more playable for other people, it sure did for me!

@Timrath, sorry but I don't think I have it in me to maintain this when the default game now offers an alternative that's just as good (subject to opinion, of course). UI modding is a major pain in Stellaris. You're welcome to make your own continuation of this mod if you want though. You can either publish it on your own and I'll endorse and link to it in the description or I can add you as a co-author.
MacEnow明鳳 Dec 16, 2018 @ 6:06am 
you have my thnaks, used for a very long time, 2.2 updates includes the "expanded" feature
Timrath Dec 8, 2018 @ 9:30pm 
I much prefer this layout than the one that 2.2 introduced. Is there a way to keep this mod working in 2.2?
mettpawwz  [author] Oct 29, 2018 @ 1:41pm 
Yeah, in all likelyhood I'll be retiring it in 2.2. Good on the Stellaris dev team for finally making the top bar buttons more accessible. :D
NoShotz Oct 26, 2018 @ 1:50pm 
Looks like this mod won't be needed in 2.2,
Plerion Sep 30, 2018 @ 10:20pm 
With 2.2 bringing new UI changes, I hope you can update this essential mod!
Joe The Eskimo Sep 14, 2018 @ 8:49pm 
is this achievement compatable?
Lia Aug 1, 2018 @ 1:08pm 
Does this work with the 1440p UI Overhaul mod?
TEAM AMERICA Jun 4, 2018 @ 9:31pm 
I just wanted to say this should really be implimented in the vanilla game how useful it is. Thanks for the great mod.
mettpawwz  [author] May 29, 2018 @ 11:17am 
Okay, I've updated it and the issue with the music player being in the bottom right should now be fixed. Thanks for the bug report!